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Demography (1998) 35 (2): 147–157.
Published: 01 May 1998
... and the merits of alternative theories of marriage and divorce. We examine physical-custody outcomes among recent Wisconsin divorces in an effort to understand the factors associated with shared custody as well as mother-sole custody and father-sole custody. Although mother-sole custody remains the dominant...
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Demography (2014) 51 (4): 1381–1396.
Published: 09 May 2014
... in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These changes have accelerated markedly in the intervening years: between 1988 and 2008, the proportion of mothers granted sole physical custody fell substantially, the proportion of parents sharing custody increased dramatically, and father–sole custody remained relatively...
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Demography (1998) 35 (2): 135–146.
Published: 01 May 1998
... and children and child-support payments. The analysis examines approximately 160 families in which parents divorced between interviews conducted for Wave 1 (1987–1988) and Wave 2 (1992–1994) of the survey. I investigate the effects of joint legal custody holding constant physical custody or placement...
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Demography (1998) 35 (2): 133.
Published: 01 May 1998
...Suzanne M. Bianchi, Guest Editor 12 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1998 1998 Child Support Absent Father Married Father Legal Custody Physical Custody INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE: "MEN IN FAMILIES" SUZANNE M. BIANCHI, GUEST EDITOR When Robert Mare first...
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Demography (1996) 33 (3): 385–393.
Published: 01 August 1996
... families headed by fathers is larger in 1990 than in 1980 even after controlling for cohabitation, it is smaller than in 1970. 14 1 2011 © Population Association of America 1996 1996 Household Head Potential Partner Russell Sage Foundation Physical Custody Nonmarital Birth Rate...
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Demography (2023) 60 (6): 1711–1720.
Published: 01 December 2023
..., but some have different arrangements for physical custody (with whom the child lives) and legal custody (who makes major decisions), and some parents share custody (either physical or legal). One resolution is to use the labels “custodial” and “noncustodial” depending on whether one owes or is to receive...
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Demography (2020) 57 (5): 1625–1646.
Published: 15 September 2020
... for children]. Oslo, Norway : Gyldendal Akademisk . Sodermans , A. K. , Matthijs , K. , & Swicegood , G. ( 2013 ). Characteristics of joint physical custody families in Flanders . Demographic Research , 28 , 821 – 848 . 10.4054/DemRes.2013.28.29 Steele , F. , Sigle...
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Demography (1999) 36 (2): 195–203.
Published: 01 May 1999
... and Physical Custody Arrangements in Recent Divorces . Social Science Quarterly , 71 , 250 – 66 . Seltzer , J. A. , & Brandreth , Y. ( 1994 ). What Fathers Say About Involvement With Children After Separation . Journal of Family Issues , 15 , 49 – 77 . 10.1177/019251394015001003...
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Demography (2022) 59 (1): 389–415.
Published: 01 February 2022
... time frame, parents with children from a previous relationship either paid or received child support for the children from the previous relationship, depending on whether they have physical custody. Hence, MPF fathers were legally obligated to pay child support. 6 If a noncustodial parent refused...
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Demography (1993) 30 (1): 45–62.
Published: 01 February 1993
... and owed through mid-1989. The sample is restricted to divorced women with physical custody of at least one child. I matched this file to three other administrative data bases to obtain information on AFDC receipt in every month from 1980 through 1989 and on taxable income in 1980, as well as some...
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Demography (1998) 35 (2): 217–228.
Published: 01 May 1998
... Seltzer , J.A. ( 1990 ). Legal and Physical Custody Arrangements in Recent Divorce . Social Science Quarterly , 71 , 250 – 66 . Seltzer , J.A. ( 1991 ). Relationships Between Fathers and Children Who Live Apart: The Father’s Role After Separation . Journal of Marriage and the Family...
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Demography (1993) 30 (4): 719–735.
Published: 01 November 1993
... in which the father had sole physical custody but was required to pay child support. The child support award is taken from the court record. Unless indicated, all time-varying variables are measured as of the Time 3 interview. b Compliance is defined as the amount of child support received, divided...
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Demography (2011) 48 (3): 1005–1027.
Published: 21 June 2011
... in joint physical custody arrangements (relative to the alternatives), which are undoubtedly highly correlated with divorced fathers’ proximity. A large literature documents the conflict that often characterizes the divorce process (Furstenberg and Cherlin 1991 ). Indeed, much of the negative...
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Demography (1993) 30 (2): 227–241.
Published: 01 May 1993
... studies of nonmarital fathers exist. It is our purpose here to study the financial situation over time of nonresident fathers-that is, men from paternity or divorce cases involving children in which the mother has sole physical custody of the couple's minor children. Following the methodological examples...
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Demography (2000) 37 (2): 203–213.
Published: 01 May 2000
... the paper, I use the term custodial parent to refer to physical placement of the child, not to legal custody, which is fre- quently shared between parents. 2. I include only fathers for whose ex-wives data are available in a given quarter, because child support information is available only from re...
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 849–875.
Published: 24 April 2018
... of growing sex differences in mortality), and the majority have sole physical custody of their children, which can be a significant impediment to remarriage. Women also are disadvantaged by prevailing cultural norms of educational and age hypergamy (i.e., women tend to “marry up” on these dimensions...
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Demography (2018) 55 (3): 769–797.
Published: 13 April 2018
... well-being; mental health, physical health, and psychological well-being; residential moves, homeownership, and satisfaction with housework; and chances of repartnering, social integration with friends and relatives, and feelings of loneliness. Third, the key domain in which large and persistent gender...
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Demography (1998) 35 (2): 187–200.
Published: 01 May 1998
... in the physical custody of their mothers. Further, nearly one third of infants born in the United States today are children of unmarried mothers (McLanahan and Sandefur 1994). As a result, more than one third ofall children in the United States lived apart from their fathers in 1990 (Hernandez 1993). Prior...
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Demography (2010) 47 (1): 205–225.
Published: 01 February 2010
... appears to be higher when fathers are employed (Landale and Oropesa 2001) and have joint legal or physical custody (Arditti and Keith 1993; Seltzer 1998). Moreover, paternal contact is not always a choice because some fathers may be sent to prison or may be deployed overseas if they are in the military...
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Demography (2015) 52 (4): 1243–1268.
Published: 01 July 2015
... motherhood, and an unmarried mother is by default the child’s only known parent and its sole custodian; and (2) that a married mother shares custody with her husband and presumed father of the child. In other words, an unmarried man has no guaranteed rights to either legal fatherhood or custodial rights...
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